School Library System
March 30 - April 3, 2020
Communication Coordinator/Council Meeting - RESCHEDULED
Communication Coordinators: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=15197&I=3177448
Our meeting will take place via Zoom and the link will be sent to registrants the day before the event. If you do not register you will not receive the Zoom link so please be sure to register. Remember, our meetings are open to everyone, not just CCs and Council Members. We have a great day planned with presentations from fellow librarians on various tech tools and makerspace ideas. We hope you will join us! Thank you!
Daily Librarian Chat Resources
library card #: 1
· Sora ·
This is a generic 'Sora Updates' newsletter to send out to your teachers/admins/students. It does not contain a district name. Please feel free to share with those in your district.
Always Available Titles for Simultaneous Reading
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Lots of New Titles in Sora
The Big Library Read
The BLR is an awesome simultaneous reading opportunity for HS students!
One way to bring your students together during this time is with the next Big Library Read, which started one week early. Previously, the next global ebook club was going to start on Monday, March 30. But in light of everything happening with COVID-19, and knowing your users are turning to your OverDrive site, BLR has started (Monday, March 23).
Our global ebook club is an opportunity for readers all around the world to read the same book at the same time without waitlists or holds. From March 23 – April 13, comedian Michael McCreary’s memoir Funny, You Don’t Look Autistic will be available in both ebook and audiobook formats.
· Reminders ·
Information and resources about copyright, authors and read alouds
· Articles ·
· We Love Showing You Off ·
The Positivity Project
Thank you for sharing, Nancy!
· Librarian of the Week ·
Each week we will showcase a librarian from our region.
Who: Maureen Squier
What: Secondary Librarian
Where: Maple Hill MS & HS (Schodack CSD)
What book would you recommend: The Book Thief is one of my favorites; anything by Ruta Sepetys; for adult books, I really like Amor Towles.
Share something that you are proud of that has recently happened in your library/school: this is my fourth year at Schodack, and I finally have a comprehensive research project at every grade level (7-12). Also, my circulation is up over the past several years. I am proud of the library program that we are building at Maple Hill. Another event I'm also really proud of is the 2nd Annual Peeps Diorama Contest that we will be doing this year. Because of the COVID-19 closure, we will be switching it to a virtual contest, but it was a lot of fun last year!
What drew you to a career in school librarianship: When I was a high school senior, I had a meeting with my local public librarian about studying to be a librarian. I never went back for my graduate degree, life intervened, and I stayed at home with my three children. After my youngest went to school, I started to think about what I wanted to do when I grew up, and it always came back to libraries. School libraries seemed to combine my love of libraries and learning with my love of helping out in my childrens' classrooms. At the time, we could only afford either a new minivan or a grad degree - I think I've gotten way more return out of my career as a school librarian than I would have from a minivan!
· Books of the Week ·
Daily Librarian Chat
M, W, F: 10-11 AM
T, TH: 12-1 PM
Mondays are typically regional meetings including librarians from many BOCES.
No need to register.
Contact Amanda for the Zoom link.
Model Schools Google Meet Webinar
All sessions are currently full. check the Questar MLP catalog for new dates coming soon.
Digital Citizenship: How Educators Can Help Webinar
Catskill CSD - Library Media Specialist - Anticipated Vacancy 2020 - 2021
Job ID: CATN0171497-7020
Application Deadline: 04/30/2020
Start Date: 09/01/2020
Position: Library - Media Specialist
Assignment: Catskill Central School District
Qualifications: Valid N.Y.S. Library Media Specialist Certification
Effective: September 2020
Deadline:April 30, 2020
Salary:Per CTA Contract